eyecager:

Protect your art career by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver (born August 30, 1972 in London, England, UK) is a British professional artist, cartoonist and character designer. He is best known as the lead character designer for animated series such as Kim Possible and Danny Phantom.

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wannabeanimator:

Thoughts on Character Design
by Tulptorials
“Some things I think are important in character design:
1. Observation
2. Reading the Script
3. Documentation
4. Trial and Error
5. Technique
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wannabeanimator:

Thoughts on Character Design

by Tulptorials

“Some things I think are important in character design:

1. Observation

2. Reading the Script

3. Documentation

4. Trial and Error

5. Technique

Read More


rubitrightintomyeyes:

tumorhead:

eyecager:

My mentor Joakim Hellstedt just recently shared this with me and figured you guys would love it too.

Epic games just released this tool called Carapace that makes perspective grids in just 20 seconds. Which is AMAZING!! Ctrl+Paint recently just did a video about it as well.

Are you an artist?! DOWNLOAD THIS TOOL! (Download Windows .Net framework 4.*, download Carapace, hit F1 for controls)

Yelling “WHOAAAAAA” at my screen, downloading immediately!!

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wannabeanimator:

Force: The Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing

wannabeanimator:

Force: The Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing


photinus:

tsukikou-is-kawaii-desu:

hoopy-hoop:

Look at this program. LOOK AT IT

  • It’s a great reference for drawing heads in different angles
  • It has at least 100 sliders, so you can recreate your fictional crush create many original characters
  • IT HAS A FREE VERSION

So basically, this program is the best

GO ON DOWNLOAD IT

THANK YOU

wowowow rad, need to try this sometime!

Things You Need to do Right Now in Order to be an Artist Later

amazinglyartisticadvice:

Start studying.

No matter how young you are, if you’re self-disciplined enough to hold a pencil it’s time to buy some anatomy and art history books. Do it. Spend your allowance on it.

Do research on the artists in your field.

Start looking at the people in the field that you want to go into. Look at what they draw, but more importantly read their interviews. Stalk their blog. Learn first hand what it’s like to actually be an artist working in that field. Get a realistic expectation of your future life. You might not find it so appealing afterward.

Do research on the buisiness aspect of your field.

Find out what you can expect to be paid, what your future employers expect from you (do they value speed over quality? Do they prefer artists who can render specific images from a description?) and what you need to do in order to get in. Networking? What kind of portfolio do you need to send in?

Look at other kinds of artists.

Don’t just look at Manga if you want to draw Manga art, don’t just look at DC and Marvel if you want to draw Western comics. Here’s a hint: Editors have seen pretty much every flavor of the standard style for these genres possible. Mix it up. Add something of your own. Your style is what you’re selling as an artist, so make it distinctive.

Stop criticizing yourself.

Everyone else will do that for you.

Even your mom.

Trust me.

artutorials:

If you have interest in creating comics, this book will never be a wasted purchase. Not only does it have pages like this, but it has lots of character, story, and pacing information. All in all the best buy you could possibly make. 

artutorials:


If you have interest in creating comics, this book will never be a wasted purchase. Not only does it have pages like this, but it has lots of character, story, and pacing information. 

All in all the best buy you could possibly make. 

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Varying Your Body Types

By me, Sara D. (Heh.)

I think it’s very important for artists to vary the types of bodies they draw! Not only does it add visual interest and diversity, but different body types can enhance your characters! (Plus it’s more realistic; when was the last time you walked down the street and everyone had the same body type?) I know I have a hard time drawing different bodies, especially with men, so I’m making this tutorial to teach myself as well (I’ve heard the best way to cement learning something is to teach someone else).

So! Bodies! I’m going to use women for this tutorial because I feel they have more variety in their bodies. One of the most obvious ways bodies differ is in their amount of fat.

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On average, people store fat mostly in core areas like the bust, the waist, and the hips. It is important to remember that people gain and lose weight differently, and this is true no matter how fat or skinny one gets. However, these are common places people store fat:

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The face and neck can be immediate indicators as to how much fat the rest of the body has; when someone loses or gains weight, it’s initially obvious in the face. This is possibly because the eye is (usually) drawn first to the face.

In addition to differences in the amount of body fat, bodies vary vastly in their proportions. The two main ways they differ is skeletally and in fat distribution. The hip to shoulder ratio is skeletal, and someone with wider shoulders might look more powerful or masculine, and someone with wider hips might look more grounded or feminine.

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The torso to legs ratio is also a skeletal ratio. Someone with long legs in comparison with their torso might look taller than someone of the same height with a long torso, and they might also look skinnier.

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(I say as I finally get some visual variety all up in here.)

Because the hips are also one of the places with the most weight gain in women, large hips can also be a matter of fat distribution. The three main places where the fat ratio really matters is in the bust, the waist and the hips (making up the core of the body).

While men usually carry weight in the belly area, the fat distribution can really vary with women. Some women carry more weight in the bust, some in the belly, and some in the hips/thighs. Some women carry more weight in two areas, like the bust and the hips, the bust and the belly, or the belly and the hips. Some women show no obvious bias to any area and carry weight equally.

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Taking into account skeletal ratios, fat distribution patterns, a vast human weight range, muscle tone and age, there are endless permutations of body types. It would be a shame if you used only one!

Oh, and that first image looks really interesting as a gif.

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A site with free vector graphics, seamless patterns, stock photos, and more.


[Taken from GurneyJourney.blogspot.com]

In the book The Art of The Princess and the Frog, author Jeff Kurtti compares two architectural drawings.

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On the left is a real Victorian house plan, drawn to scale. On the right is a layout from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp (1955), showing how the smaller details, such as finials and scrollwork, were exaggerated in scale to make them read on film and convey the charm of the setting.

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This process of “form thickening” was well established in Disney’s Snow White and Pinocchio (1940). In this detail from a layout of Gepetto’s house by Gustaf Tenggren, the furniture and props and timbers are all about twice as thick as they’d be in an actual interior.

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Heroic sculpture from the 1930s also used form thickening. The figure of Atlas is the centerpiece of Rockefeller Center in New York. The 15 foot tall bronze sculpture by Lee Lawrie and Rene Paul Chambellan also has convex surfaces and strongly defined subforms.

Form-thickening hasn’t gone away. In the new 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck, all the details are massively overscaled, which suggests brute force and power. One of the sites advertising the truck describes the Ford logo as “football-sized,” quite a bit heftier than the mango-sized logos on most other vehicles.


I decided to make a style from every decade of the modern era (1920s-2000s) using these basic ideas:

Fun and challenging! It’s a little inaccurate, but EH. This was an exercise, not a published essay thingy.


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Basically it’s a website full of art resources

(but I just now got distracted by the fashion section and h-hhnnngggg)

OH except Rose requested I make a post about Target’s bras

So I’ll just make an assessment of each brand of bras that we have.

The two main lingerie brands we have at Target are Xhilaration and Gilligan O’Malley, plus we have bras from a few other brands.

 Xhilaration is a general Target brand, aimed at teenagers. Most of its products are bright and trendy, made cheaply, and sold cheaply as well. The same principles apply to their bras: they have a decent selection of T-shirt bras and convertible bras/racerbacks, but they’re not high-quality. They’re quite affordable, though. And cute. I don’t have any myself, so I can’t tell you how comfortable they are.

Gilligan O’Malley is a specialty Target lingerie brand. Unlike Xhilaration, they don’t make gloves or hats or shoes or pants or shirts or anything, only sleepwear and lingerie. Their bras are more dressy, more mature. They make lacey bras and bustiers and garter belts. (They also make nursing bras and some practical bras, but the vast majority seems to be ~for intimate purposes~.) I have one of their bras, and it’s not very comfortable, so I rarely wear it. The wire bites into my skin. B(

The bra brand I like the most is the Self Expressions brand, of utility bras. They’re very comfortable, very cute, and very affordable. I have like a million of them, and I’m wearing one right now! It has polka dots!! They don’t have a huge selection of bra styles, and they’re not really intended for show at all. They are great bras, though! Good support, comfortable, cute, affordable!

We also have Hanes, Playtex, and a few other brands, but those are more specialty bras, for nursing or sports bras, etc. I’ve never tried them, so I can’t tell you how comfortable they are. But they’re pretty affordable as well.

We also have these MASSIVE PUSH UP BRAS in from a brand that I forgot, but they don’t come in my size, plus I don’t really want them, so I can’t assess them for you.

I deeply apologize.

EDIT: I remember Gilligan O’Malley having bras with memory foam in them. I like to squish them.

Art References Tumblr Accounts!

fyeaharttips:

finaltrinity:

Some of these may be in the wrong category. Some may need to be in another category! Do tell me (either through my ask box or reply) if I need to change or add something! Have fun looking through these accounts!

HUMAN ANATOMY

http://anatomicalart.tumblr.com/

http://amazinglyartisticadvice.tumblr.com/

http://learninganatomy.tumblr.com/

http://artutorials.tumblr.com/

http://referencesforartists.tumblr.com/

http://the-art-post.tumblr.com/

http://ibelievepracticemakesperfect.tumblr.com/

FASHION/CLOTHING

http://lifestylefashion.tumblr.com/

http://drawthisdress.tumblr.com/

http://saranghaex5.tumblr.com/

http://vogue.tumblr.com/

http://carnevaledivenezia.tumblr.com/

http://empireoffashion.tumblr.com/

http://neuro-mantique.tumblr.com/

http://calantheandthenightingale.tumblr.com/

http://dressesthatilike.tumblr.com/

http://fashionoverhype.com/

http://thingstheheartdesires.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahwarriorwomen.tumblr.com/

http://womenfighters.tumblr.com/

http://babesinarmor.tumblr.com/

http://omgthatdress.tumblr.com

ANIMATION

http://wannabeanimator.tumblr.com/

http://drawingforsuckas.tumblr.com/

HISTORICAL

http://fuckyeahvintage.tumblr.com/

http://lostsplendor.tumblr.com/

http://doctormonocle.com/

http://tass-posters.tumblr.com/

http://centuriespast.tumblr.com/

http://www.cavetocanvas.com/

http://1920s.tumblr.com/

http://1930s.tumblr.com/

http://1940s.tumblr.com/

http://1950s.tumblr.com/

ART TIPS/TUTORIAL

http://fyeaharttips.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeaharttutorials.tumblr.com/

http://art-tutorials.tumblr.com/

http://thecandyjar.tumblr.com/

http://eyecager.tumblr.com/

http://underappreciatedart.tumblr.com/

http://artists-help.tumblr.com/


ART REFERENCES

http://pb-resources.tumblr.com/

http://artreferncesforyou.tumblr.com/

http://simonist.tumblr.com/

http://idlm.tumblr.com/

http://artreferences.tumblr.com/

http://theprophetandtheliar.tumblr.com/

http://art-help.tumblr.com/

http://artanecdotally.tumblr.com/


ART INSPIRATION

http://pythias.tumblr.com/

http://submit.curioos.com/

http://stoopidanchovy.tumblr.com/

http://artistdirectory.tumblr.com/

http://fuckyeahillustrativeart.tumblr.com/

http://deviantfinds.tumblr.com/

http://gunnerromantic.tumblr.com/

http://1000reasonsnottostartmakingart.tumblr.com/

http://nightgrain.tumblr.com/

http://kayspiration.tumblr.com/

http://referenceartgallery.tumblr.com/

http://artforadults.tumblr.com/


MISC.

http://attadesign.tumblr.com/

http://digitalgrfx.tumblr.com/

ahh!! thank you for featuring :>